Arthur Tress | The Tip of an Iceberg

10 September - 15 October 2022

Exhibition Dates: September 10 ­– October 15, 2022

Exhibition Tour with Stephen Bulger: Saturday, September 24, 3pm & Sunday, September 25, 3pm

AGAC Gallery Weekend Toronto Extended Hours: Thursday, September 22 & Friday, September 23, 11am - 7pm; Sunday, September 25, 11am - 5pm


The gallery is pleased to present “The Tip of an Iceberg”, our first solo exhibition with Arthur Tress
(b. 1940, New York City, USA). As the title suggests, Tress’ career is vast. At 82 years of age, Tress continues to photograph daily on several new series dealing with the changing San Francisco Bay area. and is preparing for a major retrospective with The Getty, Los Angeles, CA, to open in 2024. To introduce people to the scope of his legacy, our exhibition will offer selections from various projects.


Tress began his first camera work as a teenager in the surreal neighborhood of Coney Island where he spent hours exploring the decaying amusement parks. Tress then developed an interest in ethnographic photography during five years of world travel, predominantly in Asia and Africa, which led him to his first professional assignment as a U.S. government photographer documenting the endangered folk cultures of Appalachia in the 1960s.